Letterkenny Rugby Club defeated Monaghan 11-10 in the final of the Gordon West Cup thanks to a Peter Scott drop goal with the last kick of the game in Ravenhill.
Paul O’Kane and Ally Ferguson’s men had their work cut out for themselves at half-time as they were 10-0 down after a Cristopher Brady try was converted by Gareth Graham after 26 minutes. Graham kicked over a penalty five minutes later.
But Letterkenny weren’t to be beaten easily and Ben Galbraiths penalty on 50 minutes gave them hope of a comeback.
Monaghan were pinned back and defending for their lives but Letterkenny got their reward when Keenan Barrett got the ball over the line and gave Galbraith a chance to level the game.
His kick came back off the post however and with a few minutes left, Letterkenny looked to have lost their chance.
But they were defiant and kept on the pressure until the end of the game and with one last half chance, out-half Peter Scott took possession of the ball and coolly slotted a drop goal attempt between the posts in the final kick of the game, sending the Donegal club wild.
Congratulations to our 2022 Gordon West Cup winners, @LetterkennyRFC
— (@UlsterBranch) April 23, 2022
Letterkenny RFC: Barry Laverty, Shaun McGill, Cristopher Digimas, Jack Kennedy, Ciaran Clarke (co-c), Ben Scott, Keenan Barrett, David Brown;Daniel Faulkner, Ben Galbraith, Jack Speer, Andrew Gibson (co-c), John Anthony McFadden, Peter Scott, Ben Hopkins.
Replacements: Calum Moore, Cormac McMenamin, Martin Molloy, Kaymin Shortt, Eoghan O’Riain
Monaghan RFC: Jamie Sherlock, Bernard O’Reilly, Richard Carleton, Rory McKenna, David O’Callaghan, Daniel McGregor, Jason McGuirk, Cristopher Brady; Lorcan McGillan, Carl Foentjis, Andrew McPhillips, Evan Rutledge, Simon O’Connell, Gareth Graham, James Allen.
Replacements: Ciaran McKenna, Marc McArdle, Clayton Wilson, Darren Berry, Dermot McGlone